This isn’t a book for everyone, but what it loses in widespread public appeal it makes up for in career advice for wannabe GPs
- By: Kayte McCann
Following on from a successful column and series of blogs in the general practitioners’ tabloid, Pulse, Tony Copperfield has made it to paperback at last with all new grumbling and moaning. Copperfield was created by two practising GPs to give readers a real taste of life in primary care today and highlight just how many hoops they have to jump through. The patients might not be real, but the sentiments and occurrences certainly are.
“‘Doctor,’ said Mrs Garland, a slightly overweight lady wearing a tie-dye t-shirt, enormous hoop earrings, and too many beads. ‘I’m taking tincture of variegated Tasmanian clover leaf for my arthritis. I just wanted to check—is that OK?’ OK as in, will it make you better? OK as in, will it destroy your liver? Or OK as in, do I mind the implication that my conventional medical efforts at curing your dodgy knee are so ineffectual that